About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

Berlin Council Tables $20K YMCA Feasibility Study For Falls Park Land

Berlin Council Tables $20K YMCA Feasibility Study For Falls Park Land

BERLIN – Questions surrounding a proposed YMCA feasibility study prompted Berlin officials to delay a decision on the issue.On Monday, town staff presented the Berlin Town Council with a recommendation to spend $20,000 on a YMCA feasibility study, the first step in bringing one of the facilities to Berlin Falls Park. Councilmembers voted to table… Read more »

County Moves Ahead With Broadband Feasibility Study

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners agreed this week to seek proposals for a broadband feasibility study.Following a November discussion regarding broadband internet options for the county, the commissioners voted 5-1 this week to solicit bids from consultants interested in conducting a broadband feasibility study in Worcester County.“We need to move into the future,”… Read more »

Mentoring’s Importance Discussed

SNOW HILL – Worcester County recognized the importance of mentoring with a proclamation this week.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore to proclaim January as National Mentoring Month.“I encourage everyone here, and everyone who you might know, if you have the time and the inclination to… Read more »

County Exploring Options After Expensive Treatment Plant Malfunction

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners agreed to have their attorney explore potential recourse in the wake of equipment problems at the Riddle Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant.On Tuesday, staff presented the commissioners with an update regarding ongoing problems caused by faulty equipment at the Riddle Farm Wastewater Treatment Plant. Expressing concern for the $100,000… Read more »

Worcester School System Continues Report Card Review; County Proud Of Four-Star Ratings

NEWARK – Education officials continue to review data associated with the state’s new school rating system.Officials with Worcester County Public Schools say they’re still looking at the ratings associated with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and determining what the new system means for local schools. The Maryland Report Card issued in December revealed that… Read more »